Gabriel Christus
Claire Werlin, left, and Hayden Hutcherson hold hands as they approach the finish line Oct. 5, at Englewood High School. Werlin and Hutcherson will be Clear Creek’s top two female runners in 2014.
Depth is a concern for Clear Creek in 2014

The tears literally flowed from Jeff Miller when the Clear Creek cross country coach learned that Katie Sullivan was relocating to Summit. It wasn’t just because she was expected to be the Lady Golddiggers’ third best returning runner, but because she is a great kid in general.

But Sullivan isn’t back and neither is Grace Diekman, a 2014 graduate who was the team’s No. 3 runner in 2013, leaving some uncertainty in Clear Creek’s pecking order with the cross country season around the corner.